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BP tests cap; FBOs act on calls for comfort

CRUDE AWAKENING Week 12 / Day 87

British Petroleum on Monday secured a new cap on top of the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico – good news for Gulf Coast residents that have endured an endless torrent of bad news over the past few months. More...

PSC set to break ground for campus

Ground will be broken on Tuesday, July 20 on the site of the planned Pensacola State College South Santa Rosa Center in Midway.   More...

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Relief fund helps nurture nature

Gulf Breeze resident Dolores Pittman is fighting for inhabitants of the Gulf Coast – human and other. More...

Baptist continues growth

Baptist Hospital, the flagship facility for Baptist Health Care, held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its $24 million construction project that will enhance facilities, services, equipment and landscape of the main campus.   More...

Garage sale on tap to support leukemia sufferer

Event will last two days in the Tiger Point community

A garage sale will be held Friday and Saturday, July 16-17, beginning at 8 a.m. each day to benefit the Andy Ballinger Leukemia Fund.   The event will be at 1449 Players Club Circle in the Tiger Point neighborhood of Gulf Breeze. More...


Henderson relents, Council OKs loan


Assured that the State Revolving Fund Loan for nearly $1 million would cover the debt owed the City of Gulf Breeze utility funds and then set aside reserves for the South Santa Rosa Utilities (SSRUS), Councilman Joe Henderson voted with the council More...

GBPD gets prestigious honor for 7th time

In what has almost become an annual ritual, the Gulf Breeze Police Department was again presented the prestigious “Rocky Pomerance Excellence in Policing” Award by the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) at its annual Summer Confere More...

City’s electronic sign demolished

Driver was ‘sleepless in Gulf Breeze’

The City of Gulf Breeze’s electronic reader board won’t be relaying messages for quite a while. It was totally demolished by a sleepy driver that strayed into the median and struck the brickencased sign.   More...


GBHS Lady Dolphin volleyball team perfect at Gulf Shores Tournament

They didn’t give out a trophy at the Gulf Shores Volleyball Tournament last week. But if they had, it would’ve gone home with Gulf Breeze.   More...

Lively turns down pros

In a statement sent to the Gulf Breeze News Monday afternoon, recent GBHS graduate Ben Lively said he will attend the University of Central Florida this fall and not sign a contract with the Cleveland Indians, who recently drafted him in the 26th ro More...

Sports Briefs

GBHS Dolphin Football Camp July 26-28   The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football Camp is July 26-28 at the Dolphin practice fields behind GBHS.   Cost for the camp, which is for boys ages 8-14, is $50 per player. More...




Margie Wilene Brown, 87, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010.   Brown was born in Bascom on Dec. 22, 1922 to Minnie and Hershel Bruner. More...



Charles E. Gibson, 73, of Navarre, passed away on July 10, 2010.   Gibson was born May 15, 1937. He is a retired United States Air Force Staff Sergeant.   He was preceded in death by his wife Janice, and youngest son Douglas. More...


Why are you investing, and for whom?

You might, on occasion, ask yourself why you are investing. Why go through the fluctuations of the financial markets, the worry over interest-rate movements, the fears of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow? More...

Prices should not fluctuate, cause alarm


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 1.4 cents per gallon during the past week, averaging $2.59 a gallon Monday. More...


Drowning doesn’t ‘look’ like drowning

The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored Sportfisher and the beach. More...


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On the Spot:

How can faith-based organizations help with oil disaster recovery?

“We are all praying. Maybe they could make an effort to support local businesses by visiting their shops.” Carolyn Bennett Gulf Breeze More...

Executive Order authorizes interim property appraisals

Governor Crist today signed an Executive Order authorizing property appraisers to provide interim assessments of properties affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. More...

Up, Up & Away!

Skies over Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach buzz with action during air shows

During one of the most anticipated weekends of the year, airplanes of all types and sizes took to the skies to perform gravity defying acts and maneuvers – highlighted by the renowned U.S. Navy precision flight team, the Blue Angels.   More...

Midway man dies trying to assist swimmers

Randall Toney, a Midway resident who drowned last Thursday attempting to assist two teenage swimmers in distress in the Gulf waters off Navarre Beach, was hailed a hero for sacrificing his life to help others. More...

Man charged with assaulting GBPD officer after air show

As Pensacola Beach Air Show attendees made their way home Saturday afternoon, traffic slowed to a crawl because of several traffic accidents.   “It was bam-bam-bam-bam-bam,” Gulf Breeze Police Deputy Chief Robert Randle said. More...



Island News

Beach businesses struggle with oily media portrayal

Numbers of cars traveling across Bob Sikes Bridge to Pensacola Beach over Blue Angels weekend was up from last year, according to numbers gathered from the toll booth by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. More...


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This air show is simply amazing

It was awesome to see the Blue Angels Saturday. They had been screaming all over all week long. More...


New Zip Adventures amps up Adventures Unlimited Coldwater Creek outdoor experience

Adventures Unlimited has always offered the most exciting fun and natural beauty Northwest Florida has to offer with canoeing, kayaking, tubing, cabins and camping along the Coldwater Creek through Blackwater River State Forest. More...

‘What in the World’ will wash ashore this week?


Thursday, July 15   Gulf Coast Wings of Hope garage sale   The annual Gulf Coast Wings of Hope garage sale fundraiser will be held July 15-17 at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds in the Expo Hall.   More...


School district enacts summer ‘redemption’ for expulsions

When eighthgraders in Santa Rosa County Schools are expelled and placed into the alternative education programs right at the end of the school year, it has always meant in the past that they cannot start ninth grade at their own high school with the More...

GBHS Drama Camp August 2-7

GBHS drama will be offering a drama camp Aug. 2 - 7 from 9:00 am -3:00 pm for rising 1st - 12th graders. Classes include voice, acting, hip hop, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, technical theatre, and how to audition. Cost is $150. More...

Fit kids

The following GBMS sixth graders were recent winners of the Presidential Fitness Award (front row, from left): Lauren Holtzclaw, Megan Benoit, Frances Williams and Madison Thompson. More...


GBUMC remembers veterans with poignant Honor Wall

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church honored its military veterans by erecting and displaying an Honor Wall on Sunday, July 4. The church hopes to find a permanent home for the display.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 15 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m., Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion/Andrews Institute   City of Gulf Breeze Architectual Review Board 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gul More...


Post-Fourth memories take me back to my youth

With the Fourth of July long past, I feel like half the summer is almost gone as well. Once again, my memory takes that old trip to the small Pennsylvania town of Lititz where I spent such happy times in my youth. More...

Home & Garden

Quality at an affordable price

International Wholesale Stone (IWS) just opened its doors in Pensacola, proving that stone flooring doesn’t have to be expensive. IWS offers stone lovers with virtually any natural stone product for indoors and outdoors applications. More...

Short Sales can be a great investment

In a market full of short sales and potential foreclosures, a great opportunity exists to purchase a troubled property – as long as you are working with an expert.   More...

Esmond opens own pool repair, building business

Gulf Breeze Pools and Spas is now open for business. Owner Mike Esmond decided after 40 years of building pools both nationally and internationally working for other companies, it was time to settle down.   More...



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